This section aims to keep you updated with the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The National Coronavirus helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Ph: 1800 020 080.
Yarning Safe’N’Strong is a helpline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who can call 1800 959 563 to have a yarn about their wellbeing. This services is provided by the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service.
You will find updates from the:
The Department of Health has a section on COVID-19 vaccination – Key health updates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. To find a location to have a vaccination add your location into the Vaccine Clinic Finder.
Services Australia has a section on Getting help during Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Healthdirect provides information about COVID-19 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. There is also the COVID-19 symptom and antiviral eligibility checker, the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker and how to access food, medicines and essential items and support via this link.
Healthdirect resources include Get COVID Clarity and What happens after you recover from COVID -19?
The NPS MedicineWise Antiviral treatments for COVID-19 hub, has information about the antiviral medicines approved for use in Australia for people with COVID-19.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency and the National Boards, together with the Australian Government and the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum, have set National principles for clinical education during COVID-19.
The Australian College of Nursing and Australian Government has developed the COVID-19 Vaccine Training Program available via an e-learning platform at no cost, a link is provided on this webpage.
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